NHL Community: Elliotte Friedman on the NHL Tonight present on Elias Lindholm’s contract state of affairs with the Calgary Flames.
Tony Luftman: “The place do issues stand with a attainable contract extension for Elias Lindholm in Calgary.
Friedman: “You understand what, actually Tony, I all the time thought, you take a look at that board up there, I actually thought that the man who was second to left, Bo Horvat was going to be the comparable at 8 x $8.5 (million).
And I feel it’s attainable Lindholm now truly is available in greater than that, probably. And I feel, one of many issues that right here is the Flames did some enterprise on the draft with (Tyler) Toffoli and so they already know that (Noah) Hanifin prefers to go elsewhere. However I feel with Lindholm they had been ready to provide him the summer time to type of suppose and kind issues out emotionally and see how he felt.
Lindholm simply informed a Swedish paper that he’s completely happy to remain there. I feel that they’ll, he comes again. I feel that the talks will type of resume. However I feel the quantity goes to need to be above Horvat. Like I’ve heard it is likely to be nearer to $8.75 or $9 (million). So I feel Calgary and Lindholm can have these conversations. I feel they need to preserve him.
And I feel the opposite right here, I used to be having a dialog with somebody about this the opposite day, Jonathan Huberdeau’s eight-year deal kicks on this 12 months and Jonathan Huberdeau simply had a extremely robust season. For those who don’t prolong Lindholm you’re gonna make it so much more durable for Huberdeau’s contract to look good.
So I perceive why the Flames are dedicated to this and I can perceive why they’re going to push exhausting to maintain Lindholm trigger I feel it’s going to be more durable to make Huberdeau a profitable participant within the short-term if you happen to don’t have a participant like Lindholm there with him.”